The Witcher Remake

Original ‘The Witcher’ Game Is Getting A Shiny Remake In Unreal Engine 5

Just in time for the game’s 15th anniversary, CD Projekt Red has announced that a remake of the original Witcher title is currently in the early stages of development. The project, which previously went by the codename Canis Majoris, will be “rebuilt from ground up” in Unreal Engine 5, and is one of the five new titles that the company announced earlier this month.

Fool’s Theory, who offered support on RPGs like Divinity Original Sin 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 is leading development on the remake, with the studio providing “full creative supervision”. It will share the same tool set as the new upcoming Witcher trilogy, and has yet to receive a release date.

“The Witcher is where it all started for us, for CD Projekt Red. It was the first game we made, ever, and it was a big moment for us then. Going back to this place and remaking the game for the next generation of gamers to experience it feels just as big, if not bigger,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD Projekt Red in an annoucement post.

“Collaborating with Fool’s Theory on the project is just as exciting, as some of the people there have been previously involved in The Witcher games. They know the source material well, they know how much gamers have been looking forward to seeing the remake happen, and they know how to make incredible and ambitious games. And although it will take some time before we’re ready to share more about and from the game, I know it’ll be worth the wait.”

The Witcher Remake joins the pipeline of projects from CD Project Red, which includes a whole new Witcher trilogy, a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, and Project Sirius, which is being made by Flame In the Flood developer, The Molassus Flood.